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Prescriber Checkup » AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine tablets are also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

306K
Medicare Part D Claims
$24.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 32,132 $1.41M
California 27,707 $1.5M
Texas 27,151 $1.35M
Pennsylvania 26,876 $1.17M
Massachusetts 26,500 $1.25M
Michigan 22,859 $1.04M
Wisconsin 19,123 $1.01M
Ohio 18,823 $852K
Tennessee 18,096 $842K
North Carolina 17,981 $825K
Alabama 17,965 $797K
Missouri 16,399 $763K
Indiana 15,426 $711K
New York 15,191 $752K
Illinois 15,019 $670K
Virginia 14,833 $753K
Georgia 13,542 $602K
South Carolina 12,483 $580K
Washington 12,277 $609K
Minnesota 12,100 $613K
Louisiana 10,891 $511K
Kentucky 9,235 $430K
Arizona 9,173 $390K
Oregon 7,525 $391K
New Jersey 7,474 $305K
Mississippi 7,037 $311K
Oklahoma 6,878 $336K
Kansas 6,077 $294K
Arkansas 5,951 $280K
Maine 5,944 $208K
West Virginia 5,910 $281K
Colorado 5,712 $281K
Utah 5,656 $259K
Rhode Island 5,144 $246K
Iowa 5,091 $239K
Maryland 4,700 $209K
New Hampshire 4,527 $202K
Connecticut 4,238 $206K
Idaho 3,374 $162K
New Mexico 3,262 $139K
Nevada 3,261 $159K
Nebraska 3,061 $150K
Delaware 2,958 $132K
Vermont 1,784 $90.6K
Montana 1,615 $74.9K
South Dakota 1,349 $58.8K
North Dakota 894 $43.1K
Hawaii 845 $42.1K
Wyoming 700 $35K
Alaska 463 $19.3K
Puerto Rico 320 $11.5K
District of Columbia 277 $12.5K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LISA WIRTH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled296

ATHENS

Georgia

GERALD BUSCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

BELLAIRE

Texas

PETER SMITH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

PALMS

Michigan

JEFFREY SMITH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled282

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

GEORGE HARDMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled274

FRANKLIN

Massachusetts

DAVID ANAKWENZE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled272

FLORENCE

Alabama

ALDO BUONANNO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled270

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

JOHN BILLINGS ARNP

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled268

SPOKANE

Washington

KAROLYN KIEHN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled265

GREENFIELD

Massachusetts

JESSICA ESTES APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled259

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JOHN BELD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled255

MENASHA

Wisconsin

MICHAEL LITTLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled255

PARADISE

California

LORI ROGERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled254

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

PAWANKUMAR JAIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled249

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled248

HOUSTON

Texas

SHAKIR MEGHANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled247

DOTHAN

Alabama

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled244

SARTELL

Minnesota

WILLIS MARSHALL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled244

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

SAIFULLAH NIAZI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled238

RICHMOND

Virginia

IVAN SLETTEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled237

STILLWATER

Minnesota

EDGARDO CONCEPCION MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled237

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

LORENA ARD APRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled236

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

DAVID SOVINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled234

APPLETON

Wisconsin

ALLAN ROSANSKY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled232

SALEM

Massachusetts